PBOT to launch bike share program for the disabled
Portland's Bureau of Transportation gave us our first glimpse at its one-of-a-kind new bike share program.
The Adaptive Bicycle Project will give people with disabilities access to Portland's world-renowned cycling opportunities.
PBOT showed off different types of bicycles that work with different types of disabilities.
It hopes to light a spark of hope for people who may have given up on the idea of riding.
“We want everyone to enjoy the convenience of a short-term bike-rental program,” said PBOT spokesman Dylan Rivera. “It’s really great to be able to use a bike without having the burden of owning and storage and maintaining that bike. And we want to make sure that everyone has that opportunity even if you’re living with a disability that might have prevented you from trying a bike before.”
Portland’s adaptive bike rental project will be one of the only in the nation that partners with local bike shops.
Specific shops will be selected this spring.